It was his final game in Singapore, and the script was written and the stage set.
All that was left for Warriors FC striker Mislav Karoglan was to score a hattrick against Harimau Muda B to claim the Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League Golden Boot in the final match of the season for both clubs.
The Croatian striker did get on the scoresheet, but he couldn't end his S-League career with a winning goal after his 26th-minute strike was cancelled out by substitute Akmal Ishak's late goal for a 1-1 draw at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium last night.
Two more goals would have brought Karoglan's tally to 15, three and he would have been hot favourite to win the Golden Boot.
Instead, he came up short against a 10-men Harimau side.
Tampines Rovers' evergreen Aleksandar Duric and Woodlands Wellington's Moon Soon Ho are now the leading contenders to share the accolade with 15 goals each.
Geylang's Jozef Kaplan needs a hattrick tonight away to DPMM to reach 16.